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Conservative majority is cut in Huntingdonshire

Conservative majority is cut in Huntingdonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ward boundaries had been re-drawn in Huntingdonshire meaning that it was an all out election rather than the one-third election that is usual here.

But that is about to change as Huntingdonshire changes to and election cycle that see the whole council elected once every four years.

At the start of that process, the Conservatives saw their number fall by two with gains for Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Huntingdonshire was one of the areas where the rise in UKIP started by the party lost it last three remaining seats here.

Huntingdonshire has been a Conservative council since 1976 - the longest run of any council in the Anglia region.

Detectives make another arrest in Cambridgeshire murder investigation

Sam Mechelewski was found dead in woods at Huntingdon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Cambridgeshire have arrested a woman on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Sam Mechelewski, 20, was found dead by a member of the public on February 1 in woods at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. A post mortem revealed he died as a result of a stab wound.

This morning (April 5) a woman in her 30s from Huntingdon was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and possessing a Class B drug.

In February a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation.

Last week a woman in her 20s was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender. She was later released under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding Sam’s death should call police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0198 or visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/554. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Horseracing called off because of flooding

The flooding at Huntingdon racecourse earlier this weekend Credit: @Huntingdon_Race

Organisers of meets at two of the region's racecourse have had to abandon events today due to flooding.

Huntingdon Racecourse made an early call two days ago after heavy rain left large parts underwater.

Fakenham Racecourse made the call first thing this morning.

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The flooding at Huntingdon racecourse earlier this weekend Credit: @Huntingdon_Race

Woman arrested in connection with murder investigation

Sam was born in Hertfordshire, but moved to Huntingdon as a teenager. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Officers investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man in Cambridgeshire have made an arrest.

The body of Sam Mechelewski was found by a member of the public in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park last month.

A post mortem revealed he died from a stab wound.

A woman in her 20s from Huntingdon has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender.

She remains in custody at Parkside Police Station.

Second arrest in Huntingdon murder investigation

Police at the crime scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Sam Mechelewski in Huntingdon.

At about 1.40pm on Thursday (1 February) Sam’s body was found by a member of the public in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

A man in his 20s from Brampton has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Another man in his 20s, from Chatteris, was arrested on the 5th February and remains in custody.

Sam Mechelewaski was found in Hinchingbrooke Country Park Credit: Cambridgeshire police

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Building a 24-year Christmas tradition with Lego

For 24 years it has been a Christmas tradition to build a giant Lego model. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Huntingdon have built up an unusual festive tradition over the past quarter of a century.

Mike Addis and Catherine Weightman build a giant Lego model each year in the run-up to Christmas.

They have made something different each year for the past 24 years. This year's theme is a Victorian doll's house at Christmas.

They were helped with the huge construction project by their great niece and great nephew Kitty and Beau Pollard.

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